The 5 Frugal Fashionista’s Basic Wardrobe Necessities!

Welcome to the very first Frugal Fashion Friday with Fashion Gal! The first thing I want to share with you is the importance of having a basic wardrobe…I call these my “wardrobe necessities.” These necessities will be the foundation of all your outfits, they will provide versatility and in the long run, you will save money on fashion by being able to put multiple outfits together with just a few simple pieces!

If you find yourself feeling like you have nothing to wear, you constantly have to buy new clothes and accessories to keep up with styles, or you have to buy completely new outfits to go to one occasion, then you may be lacking these “wardrobe necessities” and that is going to cost you a lot of MONEY!

See this outfit I’m wearing? The morning I was preparing to take this picture for the beginning of this series, I had no clue what I was going to wear (other than the jewelry). You’re probably saying, “seriously???” but I promise you…I didn’t know! I did know, however, that I could put together an outfit to match the new jewelry I bought because I have the Frugal Fashionista’s Basic Wardrobe Necessities!

Over the next 5 weeks, I’m going to walk you through the 5 Frugal Fashionista’s Wardrobe Necessities, explain why you need them, and tell you where and how I shop to get the best prices on these basic wardrobe necessities. These are things I have in my closet and that I personally use to put my outfits together.

At the end of the 5 weeks, you will have a complete list of the 5 Frugal Fashionista’s Wardrobe Necessities and you will be able to come back to this posting and click on the links to each of them directly from here. Here they are:

  1. A Frugal Fashion Gal’s Tops
  2. A Frugal Fashion Gal’s Bottoms
  3. A Frugal Fashion Gal’s Shoes
  4. A Frugal Fashion Gal’s Outerwear
  5. A Frugal Fashion Gal’s Accessories

If you have these 5 Frugal Fashionista’s Wardrobe Necessities, you will be able to put together multiple outfits because your wardrobe will be:

  • Trend Proof
  • Flexible
  • A Style Saver
  • Outfit Multiplier

Remember…fashion doesn’t have to cost a fortune, just a little bit of planning!

~Fashion Gal~


Groupon has these Women’s Dri-Balance Workout Tank Tops on SALE for just $19.00 ($44.85 Value!). That’s 57% OFF! Shipping is just $3.00, so that’s only $7.33 per tank! I buy workout clothes all the time and this is a HOT price for the dri-blanace tanks!

For $19, you get a set of three women’s Dri-Balance ribbed racerback tanks. Each set is available in extra-small, small, medium, large, and extra-large. Choose from the following color sets:


  • Black, chocolate, wet sand
  • Lime, mango, white
  • Navy, cocoa, pink
  • Red, roca, sky blue

Order your Dri-Balance Tanks through this link!

This offer ends TODAY, April 25, 2012 at midnight (or while supplies last).


6PM is having a New Balance Fitness Apparel SALE with up to 70% OFF with FREE Shipping! There are items starting at just $7.00 SHIPPED! Check out some of the deals I found:


Right now 6pm is offering FREE Shipping on EVERYTHING!
Check out the New Balance Fitness Apparel Sale HERE!


I’m excited to tell you I have FINALLY decided on a new schedule for Coupon Gal. Recently, I have added new features to my website that I am excited to share with you. Here is what you can expect to find each week. I hope you come back often and check out the new content.

Money Monday with Savings Gal!

Monday’s I will explore various topics and show you new ways to save on everyday essentials. Expect to find articles on anything and everything relating to money and how you can more efficiently use it to expand your family’s income. Why? Because…there is more than one way to save!

Tasty Tuesday with Healthy Gal!

Tuesday’s I will share a new recipe, a new way to save on your healthy grocery bill, or explore various ways to live a healthy lifestyle on a budget! If you promise yourself to change your lifestyle, I’ll promise to show you that being healthy doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

Frugal Fashion Friday with Fashion Gal!

Friday’s I will show you that fashion doesn’t have to cost a fortune! If you are style-conscious and want to stretch your wardrobe dollars, you are in the right place! I will show you where to get the latest styles for the least amount of money, how to wear it and ultimately, keep you fashionably on-trend for less!

I’m super excited to finally have a routine down. I hope you are too. I look forward to hearing what you think about the new topics each week, so PLEASE feel free to leave me a friendly comment and if you have something you would like to share or a topic you would like me to explore, please feel free to email me or contact me on my Coupon Gal Facebook Page. Let’s all have a fashionable, healthy, week full of savings!


About Fashion Gal

April 12, 2012

Welcome to my Fashion Gal series where I will show you that fashion doesn’t have to cost a fortune! If you are style-conscious and want to stretch your wardrobe dollars, you are in the right place! I will show you where to get the latest styles for the least amount of money, how to wear it and ultimately, keep you fashionably on-trend for less!

Let’s (OK…I’ll) admit it, fashion is just plain fun! A few years ago when I started living on a budget, I knew one thing for sure. I didn’t want to have to sacrifice looking cute (and that’s just plain honest). I didn’t want my kids not to look “cool” (that’s just not an option) and buying new clothes as fashions changed wasn’t an option. It was a must! I am constantly looking for deals on season, off season, one year ahead…(yes, I actually just said 1-year ahead!) I do that! I go crazy with this fashion stuff!

My friends call me the “F” word. Haha…that could be totally be taken the wrong way, huh? I’m referring to the word, “Fashionista.” I like to call myself a “Frugal Fashionista.” If you saw me at the gym, in the mall, at the park, or grocery store, you might think I spend a ton on clothes, but I promise you…I DO NOT! I can NOT, therefore I will NOT!

Somewhere between working at Wet Seal (my first job at 16) and my dad constantly drilling it in my head to “live within your means” (which by the way, who the heck even knows what that means at 16? I sure didn’t know. But it sounded like a smart word and I knew I wanted to be smart and make my parents proud, so I preached I would….well you know…”live within my means”) I learned how to take pleasure in my guilty pleasure without really having to feel guilty.

From week to week, I will talk about different topics and share with you what I do, where I go and when I buy things to save money on fashion. I hope you enjoy this series and that it helps you achieve your fashion goals on a BUDGET!

~Fashion Gal~